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50 Best Albums Of 2012
New Music Express ^ | 11/20/12 | Luke Lewis

Posted on 11/29/2012 1:04:44 PM PST by GSWarrior

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I actually own one of the CDs on this list--Purity Ring.

There are 35 artists on this list I have never heard of.

1 posted on 11/29/2012 1:04:49 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

Like everything else in Obamaland: over hyped, over expensive, low grade and ultimately disappointing....


2 posted on 11/29/2012 1:12:09 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: GSWarrior

It would be 50 for me!


3 posted on 11/29/2012 1:13:35 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: GSWarrior

I bought a George Strait CD this year. That’s it.


4 posted on 11/29/2012 1:15:34 PM PST by Sybeck1 (When do the vodka rations start?)
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To: GSWarrior
There are only 8 artists on the list that I have heard of.
5 posted on 11/29/2012 1:17:57 PM PST by FewsOrange
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To: GSWarrior

I’ve got #1 on the list by Tame Impala. Highly recommended.


6 posted on 11/29/2012 1:18:08 PM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Tzimisce

So you have listened to all 50?


7 posted on 11/29/2012 1:18:44 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

I’ll have to ask my kids.

My favorite album of the year is “Clockwork Angels” by RUSH. One of my kids’ favorites too.


8 posted on 11/29/2012 1:18:44 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: GSWarrior

All I recognized were Bobby Womack, Kanye West (’cause he’s such an obnoxious bigmouth) and David Byrne.


9 posted on 11/29/2012 1:19:03 PM PST by skeeter
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To: GSWarrior

Graham Coxon, Spiritualized. Right up my alley. Thanks for posting.


10 posted on 11/29/2012 1:20:15 PM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: GSWarrior

I used to buy two or three albums a week back in the 70’s, but this..? I only recognize two of the names on this list...Bobby Womack (although I wouldn’t buy his albums) and David Byrne (who I did buy as a member of the Talking Heads.)


11 posted on 11/29/2012 1:24:58 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

Thanks for the tip.


12 posted on 11/29/2012 1:25:17 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior
GhostAreDancing
13 posted on 11/29/2012 1:25:56 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: GSWarrior

I must be way older than I thought, I have a very very different definition of what MUSIC is. Rap crap and discordant noises are not MUSIC.


14 posted on 11/29/2012 1:28:50 PM PST by Mastador1
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To: GSWarrior

As I read this I am sitting in my office with Bachman Turner Overdrive “Let It Ride” cranked up. Most of the music today is whale poop!


15 posted on 11/29/2012 1:30:56 PM PST by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: Mastador1

They should roll this list back forty years...Top 50 of 1972 would be loaded with great MUSIC.


16 posted on 11/29/2012 1:31:29 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Mastador1

You have that right! Let’s bring back Frank’s ‘The Capitol Years’ work.


17 posted on 11/29/2012 1:35:52 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: who knows what evil?

I hear Ya!


18 posted on 11/29/2012 1:36:15 PM PST by Mastador1
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To: GSWarrior

I don’t have too.

Sandra Fluke has been nominated for Time’s person of the year.

It’s not about talent or how hard you work - it’s about who you know.

That’s why all music sounds alike.
All movies play the same.
All TV looks the same.
All books read the same way.
All news stories have the same take.


19 posted on 11/29/2012 1:37:23 PM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: who knows what evil?

I think I’ll take a break in honor of this thread and crank up my amp, pull out my E355 and jam some “Slow Ride” by Foghat!


20 posted on 11/29/2012 1:38:59 PM PST by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: who knows what evil?

Here is their list for 1975

http://www.nme.com/bestalbumsandtracksoftheyear/

Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Natty Dread
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Live
Little Feat - The Last Record Album
Nils Lofgren - Nils Lofgren
Bob Dylan - The Basement Tapes
David Bowie - Young Americans
Emmylou Harris - Pieces Of The Sky
Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns
The Who - By Numbers
Neil Young - Tonight’s The Night
Elvis Presley - The Sun Collection
Patti Smith - Horses
John Fogerty - John Fogerty
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Little Beaver - Party Down
John Lennon - Rock ‘n’ Roll
Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years
Curtis Mayfield - There’s No Place Like America Today


21 posted on 11/29/2012 1:39:27 PM PST by FewsOrange
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To: GSWarrior

That list is a joke, right?

I dropped out of the “popular music scene” about 45 years ago.

Don’t get my music from [broadcast] radio, nor from television (watch next-to-no tv at all).

I found where the music is “true to my outlook” — acoustic, bluegrass, some classical, even folk (if you can get past the leftist tilt).

No more pop for me.
It’s as alien to my sensibilities as is Obama.


22 posted on 11/29/2012 1:40:11 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: Sybeck1

I bought a half-dozen CDs this year. All of them are more than a decade old.


23 posted on 11/29/2012 1:40:39 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: GSWarrior
Wow. I am so out of touch. I've only heard of 3 of the artists on this list, but have heard none of it.

For me, new music stopped the day DLR left Van Halen.

24 posted on 11/29/2012 1:41:17 PM PST by softwarecreator
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To: Road Glide
I know it is hard to fathom, but popular music existed before we were around and will exist after we are gone.

Not everything new is garbage.

25 posted on 11/29/2012 1:43:45 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: Syntyr

I bought one rock CD :

Donald Fagen’s “Sunken Condos”... it’s good, not great, but good.

I did purchase at least 50 vinyl records, all classical, from local used record stores in and around Los Angeles, this last year. I find that to be interesting and beautiful music, at bargain prices of usually $1.99 per LP, most are in mint condition.

I am fairly unimpressed with most pop and rock music these days. It sounds canned and vapid, and does not contain any honest human emotions.

I miss the days of Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, CSN&Y , Elton, Steely Dan, etc..


26 posted on 11/29/2012 1:45:37 PM PST by Chuzzlewit
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Not everything new is garbage.

True. There is probably a lot of good stuff. It's my loss, but I just don't listen to any station that would play the music on this list.

27 posted on 11/29/2012 1:47:22 PM PST by softwarecreator
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To: GSWarrior

This is a British list, so many of the performers are people who wouldn’t be known in the U.S. The interesting thing is some of the people on the list are performers from the U.S., who are known not here.


28 posted on 11/29/2012 1:49:14 PM PST by nickcarraway
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Wow. I am so out of touch. I've only heard of 3 of the artists on this list, but have heard none of it.

Ditto. I can't remember the last time I bought a "new" artist. With XM radio, I can listen to the old stuff I like.

29 posted on 11/29/2012 1:50:15 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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They should roll this list back forty years...Top 50 of 1972 would be loaded with great MUSIC.

I only recognize one name--Kanye "Sugar Cane" West--but only because he's said some dumb things that have made the news. Roll the list back to 1932 and I'd probably know every artist and every tune.

30 posted on 11/29/2012 1:53:35 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: softwarecreator

I doubt there is a radio station that plays the music on this list, but if there is, it’s in England.


31 posted on 11/29/2012 1:53:44 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: FewsOrange

That one sucks, as well; but at least I can say I am familiar with those artists...


32 posted on 11/29/2012 1:54:37 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: GSWarrior

Last time I bought an album was in 1975, which reminds me, I need to get a new needle.


33 posted on 11/29/2012 1:56:11 PM PST by mtg
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To: GSWarrior

The music died after the 1970s.


34 posted on 11/29/2012 1:56:21 PM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: GSWarrior

I’ve only heard of 2 of the artists, and none of the music. Oh well.


35 posted on 11/29/2012 1:58:51 PM PST by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: Fiji Hill
1932? That stuff will never last. It got too modern for me when they put electric motors on the pipe organ bellows.
36 posted on 11/29/2012 2:06:08 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: nickcarraway

I saw Purity Ring in concert a few months ago. It was unlike anything I had ever seen or heard. Although I generally avoid electronic music, they were quite good....from Canada I believe.


37 posted on 11/29/2012 2:06:29 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

Really? Who cares!


38 posted on 11/29/2012 2:07:47 PM PST by Calpublican
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With XM radio, I can listen to the old stuff I like.

Agreed. I have my Sirius/XM preset to 50's, 60's, 70's, Classic Rewind, and Deep Tracks. I don't like too much on the 70's station (not really into disco) but they play an occasional song I like.

What can I say, I'm an old Rock-n-Roll Dinosaur.

39 posted on 11/29/2012 2:22:04 PM PST by softwarecreator
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To: Calpublican

So far there are 38 posters who care.


40 posted on 11/29/2012 2:22:37 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: zzeeman
I’ve only heard of 2 of the artists, and none of the music

I recognize the name Jack White but have never heard anything by him (or the White Stripes"). I have heard some stuff by Bobby Womack and David Byrne but nothing in this century (or even 15 years before that).

41 posted on 11/29/2012 2:25:14 PM PST by softwarecreator
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Don't you just love when people take the time to click on an article they "don't care about", read it, and then take the time to write "who cares".

Unreal.

42 posted on 11/29/2012 2:27:15 PM PST by softwarecreator
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To: GSWarrior

Was Adele’s 21 released this year? Good album.


43 posted on 11/29/2012 2:30:43 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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21 was released Jan. 19, 2011.


44 posted on 11/29/2012 3:31:37 PM PST by GSWarrior
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I’m surprised they could list 50. I haven’t bought a CD or “album” in years. Most all is crap.


45 posted on 11/29/2012 3:41:15 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Let the Dems destroy the economy!)
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I download 95 percent of the music I purchase these days.


46 posted on 11/29/2012 3:48:30 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

Thanks.

I have enjoyed listening to Bob Dylan’s “Tempest”...that was released a month or two ago, IIRC.


47 posted on 11/29/2012 3:52:25 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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One of the most disappointing and dumb posts I’ve seen on FR.


48 posted on 11/29/2012 3:54:44 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: softwarecreator
I have my Sirius/XM preset to 50's, 60's, 70's...

I have mine preset on "fifties on five," but it seems as though more than half of what they play is from the sixties.

49 posted on 11/29/2012 4:01:22 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Osage Orange

It’s just frivolous fun.


50 posted on 11/29/2012 4:16:48 PM PST by GSWarrior
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